Through The Keyhole

Church Barn Cottage is a beautiful Grade II Listed thatched cottage for sale in the popular village of Podimore that has been sympathetically extended to create a versatile family home, marrying a wealth of traditional features and modern conveniences.

The cottage is situated in the heart of the village adjacent to the very attractive Church of St Peter. As with so many of the West Country thatched cottages, the original house is long and thatched with white windows and pretty hanging baskets.

Stepping through the imposing oak front door into the hall, we enter the heart of the house with flagstone floors and plank and muntin panelling. To the left a solid wood door leads to the sitting room where light floods in from the triple aspect windows, but on long winter evenings one could imagine cosying down in front of the inglenook fireplace, complete with wood burner. Double glazed doors lead to the first part of the extension, a light and airy garden room which provides access to the gravelled seating area of the garden.

Heading straight through the hall we move into a new secondary entrance hall with flagstone floor and a downstairs cloakroom, providing access to the kitchen. It is modern and light with an oil fired Aga and quality appliances such as a Bosch hob and oven and integrated white goods.

Turning right from the hall is the dining room, which again boasts many original features including further flagstone flooring and another fine inglenook fireplace. From here a solid wood latch door leads to the oak staircase that winds its way up to the second floor.

Leading off from the landing, with its gently creaking floorboards, one bedroom and the nursery can be found. Up a further small step are 2 further bedrooms, one with ensuite facilities. Without realising it we are now entering the newer part of the house, built in 2001 to create a seamless extension with local materials, which boasts a family bathroom and the master bedroom with large adjoining bathroom, built in wardrobes and views over the garden.

The pretty west facing garden can be accessed either from the tarmac and stone paved parking area or through the garden room, and consists of lawn, a gravelled terrace for seating and raised borders. There is a quaint stone and clay tiled potting shed and stone steps leading to concrete hardstanding with timber outbuildings, which were once used as stables.

Church Farm Cottage is a rare find, immaculately presented, full of charm and character yet perfectly suited to modern family living in a traditional village location. For further information on this property or additional thatched cottages for sale please phone Fox Grant on 01935 815391 or visit www.foxgrant.com

Cantie Speid-Soote, Rural Negotiator

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